The university was founded in 1956 according to the USSR Council of Ministers Directive dated May 6, 1956. then it was called Voroshilovgrad state medical university. The first acting rector was the head doc tor of the regional hospital, the Honored doctor of Ukraine I. D. Vashenko. His successor became E. G. Palchevsky. He headed the university from February 25, 1957 till May 25, 1960, Doctor of Medicine. Under his supervision the lecturers and the students of the university conducted the first scientific research, the Academic council and the Students’ scientific society were also created. F. M. Povelitsa, Candidate of science, associate professor, was the rector in 1960-1963. He paid great attention to the development of clinical base of the university.
During the period of 1963–1966 the university was headed by D.G. Korchikov, Candidate of science, associate professor. He finished the creation of scientific and clinical foundations of the university. In the years 1967 – 1975 the rector of the university was I. I. Tchaikovska, Candidate of science, professor. Specialized academic council was created due to her efforts; the administrative building and two students’ hostels were also built at that time. Training and educational work was advanced. Coal extractive industry workers’ health protection had become one of the university leading scientific problem tasks. A.M. Fadeev, Candidate of science, associate professor, headed the university from 1975 till 1984.
A new studying building, a hostel and a gym were built. Two new faculties (postgraduate and pediatric) started working. In 1983 the first foreign citizens came to study to the university. Immunology had become a new actual scientific problem task: a profile chair and some laboratories were created. In 1984 – 2003 the university was headed by V.G. Koveshnikov, M.D., professor. During the years of his direction he re-organizedthe administrative teaching body, students’ hostels, university’s dental clinic, the library, the gym and the stadium. The faculties of dentistry, pharmacy and nursing were opened. The university has gained the recognition abroad. In 2003 the rector of the university became V.K. Ivchenko, M.D., professor. He prepared the university for teaching in English. He has been developing such directions as educational activity of the university, students’.
Rectors of Lugansk State Medical University
rector in 1956-1957
rector in 1957-1960
rector in 1960-1963
rector in 1963-1966
rector in 1966-1975
rector in 1975-1984
rector in 1984-2003